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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ABC’s defense of Gov. Walker falls flat

Dave Branson

A recent letter to the editor from John Mielke of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin made the argument that Gov. Scott Walker has been the biggest cheerleader for apprenticeship throughout Wisconsin, and he closes his piece by claiming “we should not distort reality.”

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Governor Walker’s support of apprenticeship isn’t new

John Mielke

Last month, Associated Builders & Contractors held one of Wisconsin’s first-ever “Apprenticeship Signing Days,” replicating signing-day events that are held for high-performing student athletes recruited into four-year universities to play sports.

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Assembly approves bill making apprenticeship costs deductible (UPDATE)

The Assembly was expected on Thursday to approve a proposal that would allow payments for apprenticeship training to be deducted from income taxes.

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Trio of bills meant to encourage worker training

As a labor shortage continues to weigh on Wisconsin’s construction industry, union and non-union companies and groups alike lined up this week behind a trio of bills meant to draw more young people into apprenticeship training.

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